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Host a "Last Night on the Titanic" Dinner Party

Updated: May 23

Have you ever wished you could travel back in time and be present for a momentous occasion in history? Today I’m going to give you step by step instructions about how to host a “Last Night on the Titanic” dinner party, complete with themed activity stations all around the ship (also known as your house), modern versions of the actual menu the night the ship went down, music, dancing, a visit from the Captain, and an unforgettable live action ending.

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Now, I do want to acknowledge that the sinking of the Titanic was clearly a tragic event, in which over 1500 people lost their lives. April 14th, 1912 was obviously a very sad day in history. However, replicating historic events and inviting guests to participate in them actually allows people to viscerally understand what life was like in other eras and places… like what it really meant to be divided into classes, or to be separated from your spouse because only women and children were allowed in the lifeboats, or to watch the last lifeboat launch without you, or to be trapped on the third class decks! So this kind of event, in addition to celebrating Golden Age splendor also provides a unique opportunity for your guests to expand their comprehension and awareness of a different era, and potentially increase their levels of tolerance and compassion for people who didn’t have the advantages that they do. It’s sort of educational time travel!

So today we’re going to talk about the four major elements necessary to plan a glamorous, captivating, immersive, Last Night on the Titanic party: 1) Worldbuilding (how you’re going to turn your location into a turn of the century luxury liner), 2) your menu (customized for modern palates), 3) the activities that are going to elevate this party from a simple dinner to an immersive experience, and 4) your optional costuming.